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Month: February 2019
On the map below we have marked you the two supermarkets we visited the most during our stay in Langkawi. Kedawang Ecofresh Market has almost everything you need and if there is something we couldn’t find, they had it at the other one 🙂
You can buy all the regular stuff, like vegetables, fruits, pasta, noodles, dressings, biscuits, sugar, salt, canned food, toiletries etc… They also have food for animals and babies stuff.
They are usually open from 10:00 until 23:00 but some of the days they were closed so bear in mind that it can happen.
Take a look at the map.
There are several mini marts almost everywhere in this area and also closer to Cenang Beach. If you are more interested in imported stuff like Nutella, chocolate bars like Mars, KitKat, Smarties or alcohol head to the Zon Duty Free Zone – one of many in the area.
If you are coffeeholics, visit Starbucks – marked on the map as well. And if your stomach wants some snack, you can visit Subway for example or PizzaHut 🙂 Everything is marked on the map above and is easily found.
Many shops with clothes and souvenirs are in the area and they are also present near almost all the landmarks – waterfalls, beaches etc…It’s also pretty cheap 🙂
Thanks for reading,
If there is one thing we would like to recommend to every potentional visitor coming to Langkawi, it’s the famous cable car located near the Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) Waterfall.
We went today and it was absolutely wonderful. Such a great experience really! The base price is RM 40 for Malaysians and RM 55 for international visitors. It might seem a bit much for some people BUT you also get access to SkyDome, SkyRex & 3D Art Langkawi Museum and all of that was a very nice addition to the cable car.
Without giving out too much information, we can assure you that the included attractions are worth visiting and you will definitely enjoy it ! So when you buy the ticket for cable car, don’t forget all the rest. You can easily find everything, there are markers everywhere, it’s easy to get oriented and if not, just ask some of the staff there 🙂
It took about 10 minutes to get to the middle station where you can get off your “car” and take a look around + snap some pictures of course. Then you can take another cable car and reach the top in like 5 minutes. At the top station, you can find toilets, souvenirs shops and something to drink and eat as well.
When you reach the top, buying a ticket to the SkyBridge is a must and it costs only RM 5. It’s magnificent and you get the most beautiful view around the island.
These pictures are just a glimpse of what is waiting for you. Thank you for reading and see you next time!
… is the most basic and very popular activity you can do here in Langkawi. Why basic ? Because everyone is supposed to participate, it’s like the first MUST DO thing to do here.
It IS very popular. You can tell by the amount of people there is on the islands. NO, it’s not like the boats are ramming each other in order to get to the island first. Just be prepared to meet other people that’s all 🙂
The first stop is the at the Dayang Bunting Island where you can find the famous Lake of the Pregnant Maiden. Be advised, there is an entrance fee (which is more expensive for tourists for some reason).
After a few minutes of walking you actually arrive at the lake. You can rent a swan boat and enjoy a nice cruise around the lake. Or just swim in the lake. Whatever floats your boat.
The next stop is eagle watching. You can watch our video below:
Actually our eagle watching experience was a bit short due to some lady who arrived late from the Pregnant’s Maiden Lake. So our captain threw some food to the eagles, we were watching for a few minutes and then we went away.
The last stop was at sunny beach where we were able to relax and enjoy a nice swim. The beach is long so if you decide to go further you can definitely find a spot with not so much people around 🙂
Thanks for reading, see you next time!
Tired of Cenang beach ?
Do you know there are many beaches that are less crowded and maybe even nicer than the most popular Cenang ?
Head north and discover the Black Sand Beach. It’s not really black, but still it’s beautiful and peaceful. We had the pleasure to be there completely alone 3 weeks ago. It was magnificent. There is a lot of shadows so you can hide from the sun 🙂 Also a lot of spots where you can place directly under the sun if you want to get a nice tan 🙂
Also we spotted a few eagles that day. The sea was calm and we had no waves so it was possible to enjoy the water. The beach itself is long so if you keep to the left side you should be able to avoid seeing the ugly cement factory that is sadly a part of Langkawi. Kinda ruins the view, you know..
We have one more beach on our mind. It’s called Tanjung Rhu Beach. We like this one much more than the previous one and it’s definitely worth it to visit this beach multiple times. There were a few people but scattered across the whole beach area so nothing to worry about. Also the surrounding is amazing. There are boats with tourists that are making waves so sometimes it’s a bit tricky to enjoy a nice swim but it is not that big of an issue.
Well, if you want to enjoy a private moment at the beach, the first one is a top pick. Tenjang Rhu is also very beautiful but expect some company 🙂
See you soon,
We have experienced yet another trip with Kash Island Adventures and it was awesome ! It was a boat trip ! When I first heard that, I was a bit frightened because I tend to get seasick on boats. Luckily, we have some seasick pills with us so we split one and each of us took a half. After that, everything was okay !!!
About the trip. The plan was to meet at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club which is located in Kuah. We took a GRAB in the morning and arrived at about 8:30 at the place. Kash was still on his way so we had a bit of time to explore the area and take some pictures.
Yeah, that went well..
After 30 minutes we met Kash and he told us that the guests are coming soon and we can go to the dock and take some pictures of the boat first. We really wanted to, but the security guard there did not let us through, so we had to wait for the whole group to get there. Finally, the guests arrived. It was a big family, all of them very nice, polite and friendly, so it was a pleasure for us to accompany them on this trip.
The boat was looking good, no visible holes in the hull, that was a good sign 🙂 The staff was there to meet us and they were all looking very friendly and they were smiling all the time.
It was time to get aboard !!!
We had a couple of seconds to take a look around the boat while there were still no people except the crew. We took our chance and made a few videos and photos. The boat was nice not just from the outside but also from the inside.
There were some snacks prepared for us at the table plus some drinks, so that was nice..
After a while we went inside to hear our short briefing. The boat engine started after that and we were ready to set sail !
I was taking videos throughout the trip and Niky was taking pictures on our camera. We went to the upper deck to meet the captain. He was so kind to let the guests sit behind the boat’s wheel ! Of course just for a while, because in unexperienced hands, you know what could have happened.
The sea was calm, sun was shining on us all. It was a great relax for everybody. Our first visit was the Eagle Square in Kuah, where we of course took some pictures from the boat. There were actually a lot of people that morning, so we were lucky not to be there but on a boat instead :-)))
Then we sailed for about an hour and arrived at our next stop, the fish farm. The captain nicely parked the boat along the pier and everyone hopped of the ship to see some fish ! I got the chance to hold a “sea cucumber” in my hand and it was, let’s say okay… Does it look familiar to you ? Yeah, don’t say that out loud !
Then we stepped outside to see the fish and took some pictures as well. Also I tried to make a video so I put our action camera in to the water (with a waterproof case ofc) and filmed the fish. You can take a look at the result here:
They also offer to swim with the fish, but we were not feeling like doing that. You can also snorkel with them. Sounds interesting, but the fish teeth looked sharp so no thank you !
You know what time was after the fish farm ? It was lunch time ! We were hungry as wolves. Take a look on all the food they prepared for us.
After lunch, everyone was resting for a while and it was time to head back to Kuah. BUT ! On the way back there, it was time for … FOOOOOR …. SEA SPLASH !!!!
No, it’s not just the name of the boat. It’s also a name for this !
So yeah, everyone got their life vest and the fun was ready to begin. Actually, it wasn’t the first time for this family to go with Kash on this amazing trip. I think it was their 3rd time. So that should tell you something about the quality of this trip yeah ?
I and Niky we were there as the filming crew so we did not participate, but it looked like soo much fun.
Well, I was feeling a bit tired so I told Niky I might go to the front of the ship and take a quick nap there. Okay, it was maybe a bit longer than “quick”. The sea was like a lullaby and my eyes closed for a while longer.
Niky took advantage of that and took a picture. Sorry guys, not gonna publish that for certain reasons…
As we were getting closer to the end of our trip, the crew prepared some watermelons as a desert so that was nice.
It was time for a group picture !
These are the guests also with Mr. Kash. We would love to thank him for this awesome adventure and also the family for being so great and friendly 🙂
See you next time,